Five Australian insurers have been recognised for their innovation, hard work, and commitment to improving gender equality in the workplace.
Allianz Australia, Suncorp Group, TAL, MLC, and Medibank made it to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) latest list of Employer of Choice Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders, along with 116 other companies.
The citation is awarded to organisations that meet rigorous standards in gender equality, particularly in seven focus areas: leadership, strategy and accountability, pay equity, support for caring, mainstreaming flexible work, and prevention of harassment and discrimination.
“I am proud that Allianz has once again been recognised for its efforts in supporting gender equity in the workplace,” said Richard Feledy, Allianz Australia managing director and member of the Male Champion of Change for Insurance group. “We know breaking down stereotypes is one of the biggest challenges in creating a gender diverse workforce, which is why Allianz is committed to supporting both women and men in achieving their professional and personal goals, through our focus on flexible work practices and equitable development opportunities. Ensuring Allianz has a good gender balance is not only the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.”
“To be recognised as one of just 119 Australian businesses with this Employer of Choice citation is a real honour and tremendous recognition of our ongoing effort to foster a diverse and inclusive culture so our people are valued for who they are and what they can contribute for our customers, partners, colleagues, and the community,” commented Brett Clark, TAL group CEO and managing director, and WGEA pay equity ambassador. “Over the past 12 months, we have particularly focused on increasing the number of females in leadership roles and maintaining pay equity for all roles at TAL.”